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2020-06-21 Bulletin


UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday, June 28th 

Elder August Luymes will be offering us the Word by reflecting on Deuteronomy 4:7, Life Line. Prayer is an important part of our relationship with God, but is God always listening, can the life lines get cut off?

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

Please remember our church family in your daily prayers, at mealtimes and during your personal devotions. Remember those who are unable to worship regularly with us: Jennie Bajema, Bill Wildeboer and Rena DeRuiter. Pray also for those who struggle in silence with ongoing physical, spiritual, and emotional issues. Continue to pray for our missionaries around the world, Diana Boot, Margaret Njuguna, Albert & Carolyn Strydhorst and John & Marian VanderMeer.

Prayer Requests: Please remember

  • Our condolences are offered to Femme Ten Hove and her family as her grandson Travis went home to the Lord a week ago last Friday. The funeral service was held this past Friday. May the Lord fill you with his comfort and surround you with his peace.
  • Henry & Anita Geldof as they go forward from a recent health scare.
  • Steve & Caroline Ogi as Steve continue to undergo treatment for an infection in his leg.
  • Jordan & Amy Van Stryland as they await the arrival of their baby.
  • Please remember the nomination process for Elders & Deacon’s at Bethel.

Bethel News

In-Person worship

Is coming back to Bethel again! Beginning today, we are holding in-person worship services at Bethel again while also still doing Worship at Home. We will begin gradually by inviting 2 elders’ lists each week to gather for in-person worship. Our overall plan is to hold smaller worship services for 3 weeks so we can iron out the bugs in our new practices. Our prayer is that we can hold a worship service where everyone who feels comfortable to attend in person, can all gather together on July 12th rather than being invited by elders’ lists.

We know that each of us is at a different place when it comes to our health and comfort level in gathering together in person so we will be continuing our Worship at Home services as well, especially since it is also now a part of our broader outreach ministry. Council has approved installing new video equipment that will enable us to do live-streaming of our worship services and once that is arranged and installed, we will move to live-streaming our services so we will all be able to worship together live as a church family. Since our live-streaming is also a recording, the service will also be available for those who are unable to gather together at 10:30 a.m. If you are a member of Bethel Church, you will have received a document that outlines with in-person will look like and it is also available on our website and Facebook page for those who did not receive the email. May the Lord bless us and be with us as we worship Him!

Council has been praying for new Elders and Deacons for Bethel Church and listening to the nominations that you have sent in to council. A number of members have been chosen to receive invitations to allow their names to stand for various council positions and letters of invitation will be extended to them in the next week. Council is asking all members to pray for these servants whom God is calling as they reflect on their call and make a decision to accept or not accept God’s call at this time. Thank you.

Zoom sermon study on Jars of Clay:

We will be holding our last study this Monday at 7:30 pm. This is a 30-40-minute time to go a little deeper into being Jars of Clay and how God uses our weaknesses for his kingdom. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78871819540?pwd=cmZpSjZMY2I5cXZoVHBCeDQvaExXQT09

Today Devotionals

are now available for pick up. Please help yourself!

BETHEL YOUTH

Canada: Youth Ambassador Virtual Journey of Reconciliation: 

Join other young adults who are interested in the role of reconciliation and learning more about Canadian indigenous history. It is our hope that this program will better equip non-Indigenous CRC young people with the tools and opportunity to act as bridges between their church community and a local Indigenous community. Check out this link: https://worldrenew.ca/youth-ambassadors-of-reconciliation

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thank you from Lacombe Christian School: 

The 2019-20 school year has come to a close and we, at Lacombe Christian School, would like to express our gratitude for your continuous support! Despite not being able to gather together physically as a community at our Annual Auction, we raised $105,000 online! We are blessed to have such a supportive community and it is encouragement such as yours that is so very helpful in our goal of nurturing and educating our children in a Christ-centered environment. We desire to help our students to be Spirit-filled Disciples of Christ, and equip them to serve God and their neighbours as responsible citizens in society. We are honoured that you share our vision for Christian Education. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and may God continue to bless you and your congregational family.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Dear friends, As COVID continues on, I wonder "How are you?" How are my dear Coffee Break leaders doing? A few of you have reached out to me with the question, "What is Coffee Break groups doing for the fall?" As churches stagger their opening, what are Coffee Break groups planning? Are some of you hoping to use Zoom? What else are you thinking about? I invite you to join with women across Canada to have a conversation about next steps. Whether you know what you're doing, or you're floundering, let's share together. Also, I want you to meet Juan Sierra, the new Program Manager for Global Coffee Break, so he'll be joining our meeting as well. You may have read about Juan on the Network: https://network.crcna.org/coffee-break/juan-sierra-joins-coffee-break-team Juan will share with us a little bit about the vision for Global Coffee Break and would love to hear your questions.

Please join us next week, Thursday, June 25th, at 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. If you have little ones at home, feel free to remain muted and just listen. Some people like to sit outside, while on Zoom - which is fine as well. ?? You can join with computer, tablet or cell phone. Please RSVP so that I can send you a zoom link for the meeting. I look forward to connecting with you! Blessings, Marian Lensink 905-220-0457, mlensink@crcna.org Global Coffee Break, www.discoveryourbible.org

THE PERSECTUED CHURCH

India: 

An innocent teenaged boy was killed and then mutilated by Hindu militants in a village in Odisha, on June 4th. Samaru Madkami was home from a residential school due to the pandemic lockdown. His father, Unga, served as a leader of the Bethel House Church which met in their home. Shibu Thomas, founder of Persecution Relief, has been involved with more than 1,500 cases of persecution in the past four years. This, however, is by far the most disturbing. Please remember Samaru's grieving family and members of their house church group in your prayers. Ask God to protect this small group of believers in the community. May they continue to be a light amid the darkness surrounding them.

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Wednesday, June 24th 

7:30 p.m. Deacons

Thursday, June 25th 

5:00 p.m. Circle of Friends Community Supper

Cooks: Martha & Diane

Subpages (2): Family Corner Offerings
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Donald Wildeboer,
Jun 20, 2020, 6:38 PM
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